About me

As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist I can offer a trained ear to help make sense of and relieve what is worrying, troubling, depressing or anxiety provoking. I believe in our ability to be healed, grow and develop throughout our lives. I work both short and longer term largely informed by a psychodynamic perspective. I may also use Person Centred, solution focused or cognitive approaches.
I can offer counselling in MK and Bedfordshire postcode areas.
I am a member of BPC, FPC, UKRC and an Accredited Member of BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling skills from WPF Herts and Beds Pastoral Foundation. I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience of open ended work, PCT brief counselling, Domestic Violence Counselling, Group work, Adoption issues and Supervision as well as a range of Private work. I am a Barnado's Link Affiliate Adoption Counsellor. I work in Woburn Sands.

I also offer Supervision and hold an SAP Supervision Certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption (Link affiliated Counsellor)
Post Natal Depression


Additional information

£35 - £45


Daytime and Evenings

Woburn Sands
MK17 8UB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I hold a Certificate in Supervision form the Society of Analytical Psychotherapists 2011.

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Ruth Cullinan

Ruth Cullinan